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Manchester's Two New Bailey Square gets planning green light

Manchester’s latest major office development has been given the green light by planners.

Client English Cities Fund has been given the go-ahead for Two New Bailey Square, a 188,500 sq ft office development that forms part of the city’s £650m New Bailey regeneration scheme on the banks of the River Irwell.

English Cities Fund is a joint venture between Morgan Sindall’s urban regeneration arm Muse Developments, Legal & General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The new office will be adjacent to One New Bailey, an eight-storey 125,000 sq ft office built by Bowmer & Kirkland.

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has let 80,000 sq ft at One New Bailey, which was completed this year.

Two New Bailey Square has been designed by architects AHMM and will also have potential for retail space on the ground floor.

Completion is expected in December 2018.

The masterplan for the £650m New Bailey regeneration scheme includes three more major developments, all of which are mixed-use.

Manchester’s planners also approved a 51-storey building at St John’s Place earlier this month.

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